Album: Ultra Audience
Ultra Audience is a collection of Carlo Magno’s work between 1998 and 2001. It has a certain atmospheric vision to it that is consistent throughout, droning strings and light metal percussion that give it the flavor of a dark, moody, and introspective film soundtrack. And that much is commendable.
Though, on the other hand, nothing stands out too far from any of the other tracks and the whole homogenous sound is somewhat dull in its lack of further complexity.
As a writer for soundtracks, Mr. Magno could likely find some good usage of his talents, though I can’t begin to imagine the experience of performing or viewing this kind of droning noise live.
As a matter of production and writing, Ultra United excels at its finely-layered and moody soundscapes and the mix is very satisfying. Those in the market for droning ambient white noise, light ambient, and dark semi-orchestral music could do much worse than looking into Ultra United, but as a matter of longevity, it washes over you like a wave of static and is gone. - from ReGen Magazine, 2004